Cowgirl Run Fund Makes Statewide News!
The Cowgirl Run Fund made today's Casper Star Tribune! From Nick Reynolds:
As election season gets underway in Wyoming, several top women in state politics announced this week they would be launching a nonpartisan political action committee tasked with promoting women seeking elected office.
The Cowgirl Run Fund, which officially registered with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office earlier this year, seeks to “support and encourage women who promote economic opportunity for women, support increasing access to healthcare, and have a history of civic engagement to run for state and local office in Wyoming,” according to a news release.
Already fundraising and with money in the bank, cofounders JoAnn Skeim-True (state committeewoman for the Natrona County Republican Party) and Jen Simon (the founder of the Wyoming Women’s Action Network) say the organization hopes to undo a trend of male domination in Wyoming’s citizen-driven politics, where low levels of compensation, increasing levels of time demand and societal constructs have intersected to create an electoral environment in the state among the nation’s worst for female representation.